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Poster: abundantmind Date: Feb 15, 2016 3:19pm
Forum: texts Subject: Search for books by reading level

Hi,
I'm an English teacher and a parent, and I'd like to be able to find the right books quickly for my daughter and my students. The Internet Archive could seriously improve (disrupt?) the ability of parents/teachers and students if we could sort / search for books by reading level. Is anyone working on this?

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Poster: garthus1 Date: Feb 15, 2016 6:56pm
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Search for books by reading level

abundantmind,

This is a great idea, I have put up a number of children's books, see:
https://archive.org/search.php?query=children%20garthus%20AND%20mediatype%3Atexts
I put a category called 'children' in the keyword field.
In the children records area:
https://archive.org/search.php?query=golden%20record%20garthus
I have to do this for the children's records also, I think there is enough to set up a collection page for children's materials. I actually am working on homeschooling for my daughter so there will be a lot more of these types of materials going up.
I have probably a collection of over 1,000 children's books and records going back to the early 1800's which I will slowly be putting up, but for now I will be concentrating of the materials which could be useful for home schooling. I tried to develop a standard meta data set of categories for my materials, it would be nice if the Archive would be involved in this. I will try to set up the Children's collection page within the next few weeks and if you tell me what types of materials you are interested in I will look through what I have on my shelves as I am about to get into the homeschooling area right now anyway.

Gerry

This post was modified by garthus1 on 2016-02-16 02:54:55

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Poster: Jeff Kaplan Date: Feb 15, 2016 3:47pm
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Search for books by reading level

It's an interesting idea but it's not something that we're working on. There is this collection:
https://archive.org/details/iacl

but i'm sure there are many more books suitable for younger readers in other collections as well.